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Compliance

11. February 2014

COMPLIANCE
Compliance management, breach of compliance, whistleblowing – no business undertaking can escape these topics. What once was used as a basis to draft principles of good conduct and to preempt cases of corruption is now the scourge of every executive. Many decisions that need to be made by directors, managers and supervisory boards require them to ride on the razor’s edge and can result in unexpected liability.

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Collective agreement storm brewing

11. February 2014

Consequences of the change in case law on the principle of uniform collective agreements
“One firm – one collective agreement” – this was the catchphrase that applied in German collective bargaining law for many decades. But the traditional principle of uniform collective agreements within one company is now history. In its most recent decisions, the Fourth Senate, and on the basis of this the Tenth Senate, of the Federal Labour Court have departed from it. The consequences in practice are harsh. But does the change in court decisions really lead to the storm in the world of collective agreements referred to in the title? […]

Collective Agreements for temporary with weak employee representations bodies

11. February 2014

In a ruling of 14 December 2010 (German Federal Labour Court, decision of 14.12.2010 – 1 ABR 19/10) the Federal Labour Court established that CGZP (Christian Unions) is not a central organisation which can enter into collective agreements in its own name. It does not satisfy the collectively agreed conditions for this.

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